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July 21, 2016

Ed Avol Interviewed: Is it better to cycle or drive a car in polluted air?

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SCEHSC professor and pollution exposure expert Ed Avol was recently interviewed on KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. Avol and other researchers in the Environmental Health Centers based at USC are often called upon to answer questions regarding health and exercise. In this interview with Avol, KPCC was able to capture some of the major questions that people ask when they are concerned about cycling near sources of air pollution.

Click through to the article where Avol details ways to reduce the impacts of air pollution when cycling such as:

  • stay off busy streets
  • consider the wind
  • watch the clock
  • avoid the heat
  • don't overdo it

KPCC article/interview: Is it better to cycle or drive a car in polluted air? by Susan Carpenter

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